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Purkiss Family Origin

Where is the Purkiss family from?

Purkiss Family Occupations

What did your Purkiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Purkiss family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Butcher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purkiss. The most common Purkiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Purkiss's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Butcher

    17%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Purkiss ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Purkiss Historical Records

What Purkiss family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Purkiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purkiss census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Purkiss

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Purkiss. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Purkiss. For the veterans among your Purkiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Purkiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Purkiss lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Purkiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Purkiss in 1962 was 75, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Purkiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Purkiss ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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